Stagecoach St Helens

Stagecoach St Helens is set in the heart of Newton-le-Willows and Ashton-in-Makerfield and has been providing quality part-time training in singing, dancing and acting for over 12 years, every Saturday morning. As part of one of the longest running and most successful children's performing arts schools network in the world Stagecoach St Helens is more than just a stage school, theatre school or drama school.

We are proud to offer a full and rounded education, teaching life skills to build confidence and stretch imaginations through singing, acting and dance classes.

Principal Alison Clancy - BA Hons Drama and Theatre Studies

Your child is in safe hands. All of our Team are Enhanced DBS checked.


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We have worked with our talented teachers to create a calendar of fun and exciting classes for our students to attend, starting from Friday 12th June for Early Stages and Saturday from 13th June for Main Stages. All you need is access to a computer and a safe space so your child can jump straight back into Stagecoach!


Another great review for Stagecoach St Helens. Thank you for letting other parents know that we offer a monthly payment plan and fees are do not have to be paid all at once. We love welcoming new students and making them feel part of the Stagecoach family and I know our monthly payment plan works for so many of our parents!

Voucher Schemes!

We are delighted to announce that Stagecoach St Helens is registered with Ofsted with the advantage that we can now accept payments for all our classes and workshops with Childcare Vouchers! We hope that this will help many more children access our classes especially as we are now enrolling for our new term. Contact us for more details!


If you are thinking about joining us at Stagecoach why not find out more about our two week trial! We offer monthly payment plans and fees are not expected to be paid upfront, If you have any questions you would like answering please get in touch.

Tax Free Childcare

We are now able to accept families who want to pay for their fees via Tax Free Childcare. Please get in touch for more information or visit Save 20% on your fees if your meet the criteria.


Join us for one of our 5 day holiday workshops this summer. Our workshops are open to NON STAGECOACH and will explore the wonderful world of MUSICAL THEATRE. Each week will explore a different theme so pupils can join us for both weeks. For more information on venue, times and prices look at HOLIDAY WORKSHOP section below. BOOK A PLACE TODAY!!!

Weekly Classes

Early Stages (for ages 4-6 yrs)

Early Stages classes run alongside the main Stagecoach schools, where young people learn skills in each of the three Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama, so it is an easy step when it is time to transfer to the next stage.

(90 minutes each week)

Main Stages (for ages 6-18 yrs)

Main Stages classes are split in three age appropriate groups, where young people learn new skills in each of the complementary Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama. We nurture the shy and apprehensive, until they find their feet and voice, whilst at the same time developing and channelling those with bundles of talent, confidence and energy. We believe in the potential of every child!

(3 hrs each week)

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - Alison Clancy - BA Hons Drama and Theatre Studies

Alison studied Drama and Theatre Studies at Middlesex University, specialising in areas of Acting and Directing. She worked in production at the BBC before completing a PGCE in Secondary Education at Chester University. Alison has worked in education for twelve years, teaching drama at secondary school level, as Head of Drama and finally Head of Performing Arts. Her passion lies within the Performing Arts and she has taught many talented individuals who have established careers within this field. During her career Alison has directed numerous musicals and worked with groups of children making short films for regional competitions. Alison firmly believes that youngsters can be insipired through Performing Arts, raising confidence and self esteem needed in all ares of life.